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God On A Phone Line

That is what our godmen are to most Indians: present on call

God On A Phone Line
Nilotpal Baruah
God On A Phone Line
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One Two Ka Three

New Age godmen are of three kinds, and Indian devotees are known to seek a mix of them

  • Reason-Defying Miracle Men Eye-popping visual tricks and sleights of hand are the name of their game. They materialise objects out of thin air and claim other superhuman feats, like rain-inducing prayers, to advertise their “supernatural” powers.
  • Veda-Expounding Wordsmiths Their forte is discourses that explain arcane holy texts in simple words and help join the dots.
  • Yoga And Wellness Gurus Life coaches who help disciples to worldly success through a step-by-step guide to physical fitness and mental peace, with a dash of music, meditation and alternative medicine tips

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